Archive | March 2018

MY CONFESSION: PLEASE, IF YOU KNOW EMMANUEL AHMADU, TELL HIM I’M ALSO FOR BEING A BAD FRIEND WHO PUSHED HIM TO TAKE A LEADERSHIP POSITION AND LURED HIM TO RAISE GREAT LEADERS LIKE HIM ALL OVER THE WORLD

MY CONFESSION: PLEASE, IF YOU KNOW EMMANUEL AHMADU, TELL HIM I’M SORRY FOR BEING A BAD FRIEND WHO PUSHED HIM TO TAKE A LEADERSHIP POSITION AND LURED HIM TO RAISE GREAT LEADERS LIKE HIM ALL OVER THE WORLD

Since I met this young man, I knew there was something special about. Though we disagreed on many things to agree on few things.

Lol, I remembered serving in Benue State, Makurdi when I told him the Editorial and Publishing Community Development Service (C.D.S) needs our expertise and dexterity.

I convinced him to join me as we made plans to join the C.D.S. We told the zonal inspector that we desire to change our C.D.S and we gave our reasons.

We also met the coordinator and he told us he would put us on probation since we were not members of the Orientation Broadcasting Service (O.B.S) and he can’t attest to our skills as a prospective Journalists.

We were there and he asked us what can we offer, Emmanuel said he could fix the graphic design issues for the magazine of the batch A that has been delayed and I said I could help on the editing and the lay out.

In one week, Emmanuel came up with a proposed cover design for the magazine and the coordinator was dazed. This warranted us to become members of the editorial board for NYSC, Benue.

After some weeks, I told Emmanuel to contest for the post of the President of the C.D.S that he got all it takes having watched him closely. He told me that would be a big one for him since he was not a statutory member of the C.D.S from inception.

I told him I only needed his consent and if he doesn’t comply with my instructions I would set him up.

We were both at NCCF, family house in Makurdi when I started cooking up strategies to push Emmanuel to becoming the president.

I co-authored and published articles with and for Emmanuel on my online community. Asked him whether he had any vision for the CDS. He told me to give up on the task of making it possible for him to be the president, the more he said that, the more I had more convictions on how to go about it.

I got my first strategy from the awareness that Emmanuel was not on the CDS WhatsApp group page, then I wrote an article on behave of Emmanuel to show his intention to becoming the CDS President and told the members of the CDS I was posting it on the page on his behave as his campaign manager.

Some folks laughed at the intention as they said he was a stranger and can’t just come and lead them.

Emmanuel wasn’t aware at first of what I had done until he got to the CDS meeting days after and the people brought his attention to what was shared on the group page on WhatsApp.

He knew I would have done that. Some folks applauded him for the content of the article while some stood on the fact that it wasn’t possible for him to emerge as the president of the CDS.

He got back to me after the CDS and asked me why I was doing that to him, I told I haven’t seen anyone who could have been in the position better than he would have been.

He told me he wasn’t really in it and what if he loses the election. I told him “I’m not a loser” and if peradventure the opposite happens he should put all the blame on me and tell everyone I lured him into it.

I went back to my drawing board, requested for a cover design photo of him with his intention, wrote a pre-election manifesto and share it on the group page as the election day draws closer. The uproar began on the page.

Here we were on the election, gave him a draft of how his speech should be and how to attend to the circumstances at hand. I told him he should ensure he is the last person to speak because the last words before voting can influence the intention of many and he should make sure he wishes his fellow contestants well.

Voting began and Emmanuel won the election. We were both awed and rejoiced together as a brother that we are. Emmanuel took the position of leadership at the CDS with various innovations and interventions that seem unachievable but before the end of his tenure we experienced the reality of all.

Tears filled my eyes when I had the testimonies of good works Emmanuel spearheaded and the lives that was transformed during the secondary school interventions and members of the CDS who got a bearing for their lives from the words and lifestyle of Emmanuel.

I must say this, he is also a man that leverages on the supernatural. Moments at CDS meetings and secondary schools empowerment programmes, Emmanuel prays in tongues when he leads prayer during the events. He has hosted me several times for days at his lounge at his place of primary assignment just for us to share thoughts and pray together.

I’m not surprised about what he is doing now, the peak performance classes, leadership conferences, entrepreneur seminar, empowerment video skits, and graphic designs for companies. I would have been surprised if he is doing something less than this.

Emmanuel remains my brother who I will forever be proud of. Many of my books cover designs were made by him and he has told me to keep on writing the manuscripts that he is at my service any day.

I celebrate this rare gem specially today. Though, today is not his birthday bit everyday can be a day of impacts for him.

We are connected for life “EMMANUEL AHMADU INTERNATIONAL”. If you are Kaduna coonect to this grace or follow him on his online platforms for personal development, entrepreneur empowerment and peak performance strategies.

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WE ARE NOT FALSE PROPHETS: PROPHECIES ARE ASSIGNMENTS FOR ALIGNMENT BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

WE ARE NOT FALSE PROPHETS: PROPHECIES ARE ASSIGNMENTS FOR ALIGNMENT BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

Sometimes ago, I was ministering at a program, I was under the influence of the anointing such that provoked great manifestations of revelational gifts of the spirit. I was able to call people’s cases and sicknesses, some with their names and all of that but something caught my attention that I would love to get a bearing from for this caption.

After diverse manifestations, I was led to tell the congregation that there are seven (7) people that the hand of the Lord will come upon for a particular issue which I mentioned. In few seconds about twelve (12) youths were on the floor and slained under the anointing.

Some of the folks in the meeting were dazed as they wondered and needed an explanation for twelve people instead of seven responding to the word that came forth.

Thoughts like; “does the Holy Spirit not understand simple arithmetic that twelve is more than seven?” “Is it the minister that couldn’t hear or did he reduce the number that was communicated to him?” filled their hearts.

I realized that some men could connect to prophetic words even when it’s not initially addressed to them. The other five people partook of the blessing by the reason of their desperation to see such prophecy come to past in their own lives too, they took advantage of it and the Holy Spirit couldn’t pass them by.

1 Timothy 1:18 – “This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;”

One of my beloved friends in the faith shared an experience with me that changed my mentality about prophecy forever. He said he went to pray with his colleague somewhere. A minister set his colleague apart and told him he saw him travelling out of the country soon for post graduate studies, the colleague who was been ministered to claimed it.

He who had no one to proclaim a prophecy to got to his secret place and prayed through showing his desperation on the need of going out of the country on a Scholarship for his PhD. God hearkened to his heart cry and in few months, he got a Scholarship for his PhD outside the country where he his now while the colleague who claimed the prophecy of having the same witness is yet to see the reality.

Friends, we don’t claim prophecy, we take advantage of it until we see the reality. We don’t just receive it, we retreat with it until it becomes evidential in our lives. We are to war with prophecies not to make it a recitation or memory verse if we desire it fulfilled.

I was at the Redemption camp years ago and the General oversea, Pastor E.A Adeboye was ministering as usual with diverse revelational gifts such that he was saying what God is set to do in specific individuals during the meeting.

As different prophecies and words of Wisdoms were been spoken, the Holy Spirit ministered to me that many of the people that the utterances are specifically for won’t get it due to their slackness in responding to the words while some people would take advantage of it in faith and get the results.

Please, stop making those men of God look like false prophets, go and do your assignment. They have given you the questions and a clue to the answer. There are many prophecies still hanging on your head, what have you done with them since you received them?

Jesus also took advantage of the prophecies that validated His call on earth (Luke 4:17-21). He walked into the temple and read that part of the scriptures that many of the people in the temple have read before. From the original context of that scripture (Isaiah 61:1-4), emphasis on verse 4 says “and THEY shall build..”, meaning the whole prophecies are for any man called of God not specifically for Jesus alone._

I have realized that sometimes in a prophetic meeting, the people that are less blessed are the people whose cases and names are mentioned for divine instructions. Many of them are always carried away by the excitement of the supernatural insights and they get home with no response to the instructions.

This is not a call to despise or forbid prophecies, it is a call to know how to engage its dynamism and understand the need for being responsible to prophetic instruction.

Also to those despising prophetic graces, stop giving glory to darkness. If a witch doctor who has not met you before can know your name, what has happened to you and what is ahead of you, how much more the Holy Spirit at work in a believer.

By His grace under the influence of the anointing, we have called people we haven’t met before by their names, tell them their date of birth, some of their other personal information and what God would have us tell them but what we really desire is their responsibility to the words and the fulfilment of the words in their lives.

Even if we fail in our own areas of life, we desire that God’s Word continue to prosper in our mouths. I have seen some young folks with dangerous prophetic graces and we are yet to come to the fullness no matter what we see now.

My beloved brother, Prophet Jide Adesanya, after calling people by name, would call 10 digits of 11 digits of their phone numbers accurately and tell them he is saving the last number for security reasons.

Proving to people that we are anointed is not our focus, our gaze in continually on Jesus and the results will speak in volumes in due season if we remain aligned.

Selah.

A TIME TO MOURN BY WARI EKI

A TIME TO MOURN BY WARI EKI

(John 11:35)

Phil 4:4, one of the most often quoted Bible verses, says “rejoice in the Lord always: again I say, rejoice”. A lot of people have misinterpreted this to mean that the only emotion we are supposed to feel is joy, and that feeling sad, down, or depressed is “unscriptural”.

As a result of this, we live with the mentality that it isn’t okay to identify, have or talk about our problems; we employ denial and repression as our coping strategies for grief rather than facing reality. When asked, “are you okay?” Or “what is wrong?” We are quick to answer, “I am fine!”

I have often heard people say, “as a Child of God, you should not be depressed” and so for a long time, when things happened that hurt me, rather than allowing myself to grieve as I should, I repressed and hid my emotions for fear of being judged as not being “Christian” enough. I refused to allow myself to feel, because I believed that by allowing it I was expressing a lack of faith and revealing imperfection. What we do not understand is that these emotions keep building up, and will ultimately find expression somewhere else.

In John 11:33, after Lazarus died and Jesus came saw all the people around Him crying, He was deeply moved in His spirit and troubled. He didn’t immediately start yelling at them to wipe their tears; He didn’t begin a sermon on faith; He didn’t berate them for mourning; He didn’t badger them into cheering up.

Then, in what is known as the shortest verse of the English Bible, we see that “Jesus wept” (v35). The human embodiment of the Godhead, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ WEPT. He did not deny the emotion He was feeling at that point, and instead allowed Himself to express it, even knowing fully well that He could bring Lazarus back to life.

Also, in Matthew 26:37, when He went to pray just before His crucifixion, we see that “He began to show grief and distress of mind and was deeply depressed”. He even told His friends, “my soul is very sad and deeply grieved, so that I am almost dying of sorrow” (v38, AMPC). He experienced all these emotions, and He was willing to admit them.

I believe that this shows we do not have to be happy ALL THE TIME. God created us with the ability to feel a wide range of emotions, and sadness is one of them. It does not make us less, it does not mean we are faithless.

Ecclesiastes 3:4 says that there’s “a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance”. So there will be times of weeping and mourning, and like Jesus, we are allowed to feel and express them and we must learn to allow others express themselves as well.

Whatever situation we are facing, we must know that we can go to Jesus for help, not hiding our tears or feeling guilty for our sadness, knowing that He understands and has even felt the same way and that through Him, grace is available to help us to cope (Hebrews 4:14-16).

We can find comfort and freedom even in our times of mourning, knowing that He is right there with us.